Math Biology Seminar: Gerardo Ortigoza

  • Date: 10/31/2018
  • Time: 15:00
Gerardo Ortigoza, Universidad Veracruzana Mexico

University of British Columbia


Mathematical modeling and simulation of the Chikungunya spread in Veracruz Mexico


Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes: Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. Some of the main mathematical methods to simulate Chikungunya spread are set as ordinary differential equations over compartmental models, SEIR for host and sei for vectors. We propose a spatio-temporal description of chikungunya spread using a cellular automata over unstructured triangular meshes.


Note: Prof. Ortigoza is a sabbatical visitor in the Department of Mathematics, hosted by Prof Fred Bruer

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Location: ESB 4127